Tuesday, March 17, 2020

St Patrick's Day

St Patrick, our Patron Saint... 100 prayers per day. From being kidnapped at 16 and taken to Ireland as a slave, to becoming a missionary and bishop who established monasteries, schools and churches throughout Ireland. What an amazing Patron Saint!

Fun and games to celebrate St Patrick's Day!

And then... 'Makedo' to finish off the day!


Looking forward to the end result... Irish Castles! 

Monday, February 24, 2020

Leaders @ St Patrick's

Today we celebrated the nomination of our House Leaders and Traffic Safety monitors. Congratulations goes to those students who have shown not only their amazing
leadership skills but also service to the community.


                                               House Leaders:
                                      Rimu: Augustine and George
                                      Rata: Matheus and Aleenah
                                      Totara: Kena and Asinate
                                      Kauri:Anamaria and Summer

                                                               
                                             Traffic Safety Monitors
                                     Harley, Augustine, Roneeza, 
                                     Aleenah, Veronica, Anamaria

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Masks

Another fabulous drama session with Stacey from Applied Theatre this time with a poetry focus.
After discussion, freeze frames, role on the wall, panel hot seating and a written activity the class were given only 3 minutes to collaborate and recreate a poem using the same theme... the level of engagement was inspiring and the results... breathtaking.








Thursday, February 13, 2020

Science @ Tech

Our first experiment...
Food colouring burst away from the detergent, twisting and turning in the milk. All the colours merged!

Our Conclusion: the detergent splits the up the fat molecules and they shoot around, pushing the food colouring as they go. The detergent splits the molecules into little tiny pieces.




This makes it easier to clean up... or in other words wash the dishes!! 

Monday, February 10, 2020

Summer Learning Journey

Today we celebrated the success of our St Patrick's students who were involved in the Summer Learning Journey. As many students luxuriated at the beach or pool these students continued their learning, reading and responding to activities. They were also blogging their work and commenting on the blogs of their peers (also on the same journey). Room 8 would like to congratulate our winner, Roneeza and also our second and third students Anamaria and Ida. Participation went to Augustine, Mo'onia and Aleenah. Well done! Room 8 is so proud of your effort and your positive attitude towards learning!

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Cricket

Room 7 and 8 had a wonderful morning practising their cricket skills and enjoying each others company. It was great to see the team spirit and camaraderie between both classes. Spending time together is the best part of school life... times that we will always remember!




Friday, January 31, 2020

We're Back Again!

A new year and some new faces in Room 8!This week has been a great start to what is going to be a year filled with friendship, laughter and of course learning.